Business and life are always going to ebb and flow. Things come up that we have to tend to immediately, and our business takes a backseat. Sometimes we simply tire ourselves out because we weren't being proactive in setting and maintaining boundaries.
Regardless, after time away, it's really hard to jump back into the swing of things. Here are a few things to try moving forward:
1) Reevaluate your vision for what you want in life and WHY and then create an action plan around that.
Make sure that you look at this in the long term. Ask yourself what you want your life to look like in 10 years (not what you THINK it should look like). Set bold (but realistic) goals for yourself around that vision. Based on that, work backwards to figure out what your routine should look like if you are to achieve those goals and that vision.
For example, say you want to make 6 figures. Ask yourself what does a 6-figure earner do? They create an irresistible offer, they show up consistently, they set up systems and processes that work without them, they set and uphold boundaries, they delegate the non-essentials, they invest in personal development, they put their efforts toward what makes money, etc. Now you have the blueprint to becoming a 6-figure earner. Begin doing/creating those things consistently. Fast forward a year or two, and you’re earning six figures!
When you are working backwards to create your routine, make sure you are setting yourself up for the most success by making your routine doable. When you are able to consistently accomplish the task you set for yourself, this builds confidence in yourself. For example, if your routine is engaging for 10 minutes and showing your face on your stories 2-3x a week, this is simple enough that you can confidently accomplish the task every week versus a routine that has 15 steps included, which is much more challenging to complete consistently.
2) Pursue your growth just as hard if not harder than your goals.
Goals are good and need to be set, but you will not achieve those goals without first prioritizing personal growth. The good news is that, when you prioritize growth, your goals naturally follow.
Think of a laser focused on a balloon: The concentrated energy in one spot over time is going to cause the balloon to pop. Now think of a flashlight on the same balloon: It is not as intense, and it is way more dispersed. Point a flashlight at a balloon, and it does nothing.
So what is the difference? Both are doing work and expending energy, but one is so focused, the balloon actually pops. Think of your personal development like this! When you are focused on becoming the best person you can be, you become that laser on the balloon. You’ll get where you’re going much quicker this way than if you are a flashlight dispersing your energy everywhere.
3) Honor the struggle without falling into self sabotage.
Honor the struggle by anticipating it. Know that it is going to be hard, but the struggle is where growth happens.
When you learn to honor, welcome, and appreciate the struggle, when you finally achieve the end goal, it is going to feel so much sweeter because you fought through the hard days, weeks, months to get there.
4) Give yourself some grace in the bounce back.
Getting back into the swings of things will always feel challenging, and it will always take time. Be patient in the process, and remember that small actions consistently lead to big results over time.
5) Just do it!
The way to getting back into the swing of things is simply doing. Stop overthinking it! Taking action is what will create your results. Messy action is always going to be better than no action at all.
Keep in mind that we aren’t always harvesting. The harvest is a reward that comes later as a result of the seeds you are planting now. The future is nothing more than the outcome of what you choose to do today, so if you want the blueprint for success, it's taking daily action.
It is so important to get on the offensive here. Being intentional about where you’re trying to go and how you're going to get there is going to get you to the end goal much quicker than if you don't have a plan.
Think of shooting an arrow: If you point the arrow at the target, even if the arrow doesn't hit the bullseye, you are going to land a lot closer to the bullseye when you make an effort to aim than if you just close your eyes, spin around, and shoot, hoping for the best.
Make a plan and take consistent daily action, and you will get there!
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